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(The Artist formerly known as) Arnest R
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Is this something that has been done on BGG ? A quick search led to no hits.

Do you think it should/should not be done ? Why ?

I ask because I was thinking of setting one up to bet on the final price of the Dune copy on e-bay and had, as you see, second thoughts. Anyone finding the idea particularly fun/annoying ? Going against BGG spirit ?

To be more precise, here´s what I had in mind:
- 1 bet/player
- 1GG/bet
- closest answer gets 2/3 of the GG, rounded up
- second closest gets remaining GG
- no splits : first player to indicate an amount gets the prize if that amount is prized
- bets closed 48 hours before e-bay auction
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The thread that got me started is this one :

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/97389


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I don't care about this particular auction, but I, I am ashamed to say, have unwisely participated in the gambling arts with large amounts of my GG in several unsavory dealings over the course of my membership, with other, shall we say, less than angelic geeks. They have robbed me blind without remorse.

Gambling is evil. Bad. But fun. Isn't that why we are here? Fun? So I say: Gamble, my fellow geeks, but do so wisely, and not with Chaddyboy, among others.
 
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It's not rampant, but yeah, quite a lot of gambling goes on here. The most obvious example is the annual NFL Football pool. In fact, Jimmy the Geek http://www.boardgamegeek.com/user/Jimmy+the+Geek is a fictitious user who acts as the bookie for the pool. He was created to insure that no ones stats on the (now defunct) GG Collectors list were warped by simply holding the money. As you can see, Jimmy has had 949gg worth of wagers pass through his hands.

I also use to gamble in the chat-room, betting on whether or not the next user to enter would have an avatar. Like real gambling you should only wager gg if losing it wont cause you emotional harm. With the introduction of GeekCents, however, I predict a lot of penny ante wagers will take place.
 
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Gambling is evil. Bad. But fun. Isn't that why we are here? Fun? So I say: Gamble, my fellow geeks, but do so wisely, and not with Chaddyboy, among others.


I didn't even win the league this year, Kane (favre4mvp) did! Anyways, get ready to be schooled in the NASCAR League!
 
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soblue Let us not discuss this year's football pool. yuk
 
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Don't even get me started on Kane...
 
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thanks for all the replies - I´d lost the thread, with´em new modules. I´ll be GeekGold betting in the near future then... devil
 
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